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C-TRADER Toolkit, N-TRAIN?
Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2004 3:35 am
Did anyone tried these software packages offered by J. Katz and D. McCormick, authors of the book "The Encyclopedia of Trading Strategies (McGraw-Hill, 2000) ? Please share your experiences... Are they easy to use for someone without programing skills?
Re: C-TRADER Toolkit, N-TRAIN?
Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2004 10:42 am
cyphrograph wrote:Did anyone tried these software packages offered by J. Katz and D. McCormick, authors of the book "The Encyclopedia of Trading Strategies (McGraw-Hill, 2000) ? Please share your experiences... Are they easy to use for someone without programing skills?
No, what you will get C and c++ Code and a console (DOS) mode ANSI-compliant 32-bit C++ compiler used with the C-Trader Toolkit.
I attached the readme.txt from the CD I bought.
Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2004 5:21 pm
I agree... C++ is not an easy language, and definitely not easy for a beginner. Also, the toolchain (making an executable program from code, using libraries etc) is hard to understand for a beginner. Especially if you don't have access to an "IDE" (Integrated Development Environment).
The code that makes up the C-Trader Toolkit is rather difficult to decipher. It's written in a C-stylish kind of way, with naming conventions for variables and functions that makes the code hard to follow (in a way that was common 10+ years ago among C programmers). Apart from that, I'm sure that the code is well tested and works - Katz seems to spend a lot of attention to details and verification. I don't use it myself though.
That said, I think the book (The Encyclopedia of Trading Strategies) is one of the best on trading systems that I have ever read (the first place is shared with Pardo).
Where can I find them?
Posted: Wed Jun 23, 2004 11:38 am
I`ve read "The Encyclopedia..." and was so encouraged that tried to make the same research myself. But now I think I'd better buy CD.
But I cann`t contact them
... living in Moscow and having no experience of searching in American net
I`ve found only www.panix.com/~off/software.html
but they don`t reply.
Can anybody help me with really existing Katz`s contacts!!!
Re: Where can I find them?
Posted: Wed Jun 23, 2004 12:02 pm
oval wrote:Can anybody help me with really existing Katz`s contacts!!!
Sure - Scientific Consultant Services, INC.
20 Stagecoach Road, Selden, New York 11784
Phone & fax 001 631-696-3333
E-Mail: Jeffrey Owen Katz, Ph.D. [firstname.lastname@example.org
Best Regards, Helmut
Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2004 8:03 am